Ben “Funky” Askren
Ben Askren may be the best wrestler in MMA, but unfortunately for MMA fans he also may be the best fighter to never fight in the UFC. Askren has an undefeated record of 16-0 and I can’t even remember him losing a round. As far as MMA is concerned Askren made his name in Bellator, quickly acquiring the welterweight title and absolutely dominating the competition.
He was never able to get a deal done with the UFC, mostly because of his poor relationship with Dana White. During the period the MMA community was salivating over a fight between himself and GSP. That should tell you everything you need to know. He ultimately made his way to ONEFC and is currently their welterweight champion. He hasn’t been incredibly active, but his wrestling skills are undeniable. It is highly unlikely we will ever see Askren in the octagon and that’s a shame.